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Data Extent

Angus Sequence Data: Animal Dark_Knight

Whole genome sequence data for Bovidae Bos taurus - beef Angus. The data is in "fastq" format.

The National Animal Germplasm Program does not have germplasm for this animal.

There are two versions of each file because we did paired end sequencing. There are two reads for each of the 210 data lines (a forward and a reverse read) summing to 420 total. A diagram of this is provided in the Collection Dataset. In the diagram, the two reads would correspond to read 1 and read 3.

Parent Record
Release Date
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area
POINT (-106.56610600168 41.222307724193)
Ag Data Commons
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
John E. Rouse-Colorado State University Beef Improvement Center, WY
Temporal Coverage
January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2013
Contact Name
Blackburn, Harvey
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Program Code
005:040 - Department of Agriculture - National Research
Bureau Code
005:18 - Agricultural Research Service